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Graduate Studies at Tarleton State University

At Tarleton State University, our mission is to create a solid foundation of excellence, integrity, and respect for students to achieve success beyond their academic pursuits. Located on a spacious 170-acre campus within the heart of Stephenville, Texas, Tarleton State University has been home to a vibrant learning community since its founding in 1899. As part of the Texas A&M University system, our 30 master’s degrees and two doctoral programs, and professional certificate programs can all be taken through flexible course formats, such as fully online or hybrid, to meet your busy schedule.

With tuition rates below the state average, Tarleton State’s College of Graduate Studies allows you to receive a quality education at an affordable price.

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Tarleton State University’s Popular Graduate Programs

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M.B.A.

Learn valuable skills to be an effective business leader across a variety of industries with our 12-month, fully online master’s program. Achieve your M.B.A. attending classes from anywhere in the world today.

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M.S.N. in Nursing Administration

Advance your career in nursing by completing classes fully online with our M.S.N. in Nursing Administration.

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M.A. in English

Looking for an affordable, fully online M.A. in English degree? Our English master’s degree at Tarleton allows you exciting new career pathways as an editor, technical, writer, professor, or director of communications.

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M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Want to make a difference in the lives of others? Learn to provide professional counseling across different modes of therapy through our M.S. in Clinical Mental health Counseling.

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M.A. in Teacher Education with Teacher Certification

Earn your M.A. in Teacher Education and your teacher certification. With a master’s in Teacher Education, students can extend beyond the filed of K-12 education into higher education, industry, or government.

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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Interested in a transformative career that allows you to improve the quality of education as a leader in your community?

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Graduate Studies FAQs

Is graduate school affordable?

Tarleton State University’s graduate programs are lower than the national average, meaning you can get a quality graduate education without breaking the bank.

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What fully online graduate programs can I enroll in?

Tarleton State University offers a variety of fully online graduate programs, allowing you the flexibility of earning a graduate degree – often within a year – while working full-time to accommodate your busy schedule.

While most of our graduate programs allow students to enroll in some online classes, ten of our graduate programs allow students to complete their degree fully online, with the option of attending classes on campus. As each degree has different requirements, it is important to contact the program advisor if you have any questions about format.

* Each M.S.N. program offers fully online courses, but students must attend two mandatory practicums.

Students interested in achieving an online graduate degree from Tarleton can visit Tarleton Online to learn more about resources for distance learners.

For additional information, please contact Tarleton Online at 254-968-9451 or [email protected].

Where can I access advising resources for graduate studies?

Access the Advising Resources webpage for information regarding course load, student research, or with help planning your degree. For further information about the College of Graduate Studies, visit the Graduate Students Resources webpage. To contact your program advisor, visit Degree Advising.

Request More Information for Tarleton’s College of Graduate Studies

Tarleton State University’s College of Graduate Studies provides accredited master’s and doctoral degrees designed to be flexible and affordable. Learn more about Tarleton’s graduate programs offered at our Texas campuses and online.

Ready to advance your career with a graduate degree? Start your application today to Tarleton’s College of Graduate Studies.